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Old 02-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #101
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ummm nope
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:26 AM   #102
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I have always been fascinated by snakes and handled several of them that crossed my path. I don't handle the poisonous ones as a rule, but I made one exception.

I had a small fenced back yard at a house in Jasper, TX. I would let my dogs go out to do their business and they usually chased squirrels and sniffed around out there. For about a week I noticed they would hop off the porch, take care of business, and be back at the door. The dogs were small and there was about 75 acres of swampland and timber that backed up to the house. After I let the dogs in I stood at the door looking at a feeder out back when some movement caught my eye. There was a 6 foot timber rattler coming up the steps where my dogs had been just minutes before. I know they were protected, so I got a big storage tote and just grabbed the snake by the tail and put him in. He was very docile and I had no problems relocating him to the Angelina National Forest a few miles down the road.

My only other bad experience was with a small chicken snake with an attitude. I was with my brother that is scared of all snakes. I was in the process of explaining to him that these snakes were pretty docile and help us by eliminating vermin when he tagged me. Point made!

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I am deathly afraid of snakes and stingrays. Thanks guys. Gonna have bad dreams tonight now....
I did an internship in Galveston one summer studying squid. We had to do nighttime seines at several locations around the island. One night we netted a small stingray(maybe 6-8inches diameter) and his barb became tangled in the net. This was pretty common and while I was trying to free him I sliced my thumb on the side of the barb. That was the worst pain I have experienced to date! I was tempted to kill him, but I took my share of the blame and released him unharmed. My hand swelled and became kinda numb. When I got back to the lab I called the ER and they said just run really hot water over it to help work the venom out. All of this from what amounted to a paper cut! I can't imagine being struck by one that drove the spine into my leg. I always shuffle my feet while wade fishing now!
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:34 PM   #103
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I normally don't kill rattlers unless they hang out close to camp, otherwise I ain't seen one so big I can't just go around him.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:53 PM   #104
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yeah I forgot about the crutches... 2 weeks on them bad boys... the worst is that they cut a "S" shape into my toe maybe an 1" wide and ripped all the dead meat and nerves out, then they leave that open and they have to clean it twice a day..... I'm talking about ripping off the scap twice a day on a now half inch open wound.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:20 PM   #105
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I got bit by this niceun while turkey hunting in 1986 er so. I got a mostly "dry bite", but threw up twice ennyways....
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:58 PM   #106
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Bringing it back up.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:45 PM   #107
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Studies have shown that 90% of women get bites on the feet or ankles.
While 90% of men get bites on the hands or face.
Could be a message here.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:05 PM   #108
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are water mocasins venomous?
Yes.
There are 4 kinds of venomous snakes in Texas
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:42 PM   #109
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He got a little piece of me but it wasn't a big deal. Non-Poisonous.




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Old 07-31-2011, 05:52 PM   #110
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Not bitten but every time I see one I act I've been bit
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:02 PM   #111
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Not bitten but every time I see one I act I've been bit
So does my brother. LOL.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:05 PM   #112
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the real question is how many have been bitten by a snake and did the snake die?
I like your thinking. Gotta protect the snakes from people.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:08 AM   #113
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Got hit on the boot two years ago in Rocksprings while hunting Axis Deer at the Baker # Ranch. Screamed like a little girl. Then pulled ou the Kimber 45 and busted him. Thank God for Chippawa Boots.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:35 AM   #114
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I worked in animal rehab for a while and have been bitten by all sorts of critters. Worst one was a coon that bit me through the double thick handling glove and through the towel that was wrapped around him to take a chunk out of my arm!

Snakes - worst biters are water snakes. Non-venomous Yellow-bellied watersnakes are often confused with venomous water moccasins here in Texas because they appear similar. But a YB watersnake will move away from you if given the opportunity, whereas a moccasin will often come after you! They are very agressive. All water snakes seem to have a mean disposition though, and will not just bite you once, like a land dwelling snake, but will bite you again and again and again if given the chance. It's an adaptation of living in the water where it's low visibility.

It's been my experience through wildlife educational programs that many people are afraid of snakes and spiders because of their parents' introduction of the animals to them (or lack thereof), or because of a negative childhood experience.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #115
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are water mocasins venomous?
Yes Big Time.

Agkistrodon piscivorus is a venomous snake, a species of pit viper, found in the southeastern United States. Adults are large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite. When antagonized they will stand their ground by coiling their bodies and displaying their fangs.[2] Although their aggression has been exaggerated, on rare occasions territorial males will approach intruders in an aggressive manner.[3] This is the world's only semi-aquatic viper, usually found in or near water, particularly in slow-moving and shallow lakes, streams, and marshes. The snake is a strong swimmer and will even enter the sea, successfully colonizing islands off both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. The common names for the species include variants on water moccasin, swamp moccasin or black moccasin; also cottonmouth, gapper, or simply viper.[4] Many of the common names refer to the threat display, where this species will often stand its ground and gape at an intruder, exposing the white lining of its mouth.

Been bite by one. Fortunately it landed on the steel part of my steel toe boots.
Same story with a copperhead (ON steel toe) . Been hit in the hand by a 6ft rat snake working on my wife's drying machine. That sucked!!

Thank God for steel toe boots.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:59 PM   #116
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To kill or be killed. That is the question. lol
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:52 PM   #117
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got bit on the hand a few years ago by a little western diamondback on surfside beach...not fun!

spent a week in surgical ICU at UTMB galveston throwing up and oozing out of my eyeballs with my arm strapped to the ceiling packed in ice. i was green all the way down through my armpit and down my side, it was nasty. bicep was the size of my thigh due to swelling. the finally got me 8 vials of anti-venin and everything turned around. got on a plane and made it to alabama just in time to make it to my brother's wedding.

only cost insurance $50k...haha



BTW, a LOT of myths in this thread, don't believe everything you hear...
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:45 PM   #118
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Two of our church members have been bitten by copperheads in the last 2 weeks--both when they reached to turn on the faucet or pick up the hose. I sort of think they are laying by the water source waiting for a mouse to come get a drink.

Me--never been bitten, but I don't give "Mr. No-Shoulders" the chance to see if I taste good or not.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:59 PM   #119
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Wow.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #120
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Does anybody know what happens when a coral snake bites somebody?
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:27 AM   #121
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yes,albihno corn skanke feels like needle velcro
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:40 AM   #122
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Ratlesnake when i was 17, spent 5 days in icu, 7 days in regular room.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:26 PM   #123
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Does anybody know what happens when a coral snake bites somebody?
Not a good end result I'm afraid. No more antivenin made for corral snake bites because not profitable since there are so few bites each year. The venom is a neurotoxin that paralyzes the breathing muscles. I have encountered many corral snakes in my day. They are not aggressive. The only time folks get bitten is when they become careless and handle them.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:36 PM   #124
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I want to hear what happened to the puffer adder bits? I heard they are seriously venomous.

Funny enough I have yet to even see a snake while out hunting. First time I get snake bit I'm moving back to Alaska.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:08 PM   #125
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lol. What about the Juneau Ice Snakes?
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:14 PM   #126
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I have been bit on the hand by a Copperhead.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:22 AM   #127
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lol. What about the Juneau Ice Snakes?
I lived in Juneau and can tell you without a doubt there's no snakes there!

They do have a ton of bears there though, but bears are just fine with me as long as there's no snakes haha.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:31 AM   #128
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I've been told just a loose fitting pair of jeans will work...snakes dont sink in like a pitbull or shark or something. They really just strike in defense. Just an opinion.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:38 PM   #129
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July 12, 2010...S/East of Forney....in a corn field, and me in my sandles. Stupid black dog in front of me musta got the copperhead all stirred up. I came stepping behind the dog and he hit me. ONe fang went into a vein. Within a few min much pain, then dry mouth, then sorta wierd dizzy feeling....Called Baylor, they had a room ready for me...then the STUPID docts left me laying in that room for 2.5 hours before They would ever see me. I was throwing up so bad, felt the venom going up my leg, in muscles, rearend, abdominal muscles up to diaphram that control breathing, at time, I started having proplems breathing, husband had to yell airway constriction to get anyone to give me even an IV. Nurse amy was Awful, I hope she gets bit by a snake someday. The ER doc was worse comming in to my room asking "are you in any pain" as I am violantly shaking and throwing up. THEN THE WORST PART...I told Docs I had Latex allergy, they gave me CROFAB antivenom....that says may not be good for me. Immediatly I started hiving up and reacting to the antivenom. Doc and nurse said taht couldnt be possiable, bu there I was swelling up like a toad frog....due to latex papin in the crofab....then the dumb doctors kept giving it to me for the next 36 hours with tons of benadryl before the stuff, worst Time I have EVER had in a hospital....DO NOT TAKE A SNAKE BITE TO BAYLOR. Oh yea, the bill for the crofab....$56,000!

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:40 PM   #130
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:14 AM   #131
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #132
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:25 PM   #133
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I got bit in 1970 really bad.
But, we divorced four years later.
As you can tell, it still affects me to this day.
Lmao
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:40 PM   #134
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I've been told just a loose fitting pair of jeans will work...snakes dont sink in like a pitbull or shark or something. They really just strike in defense. Just an opinion.
LOL Bell bottoms.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:59 PM   #135
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Watch out everybody. Since the weather is starting to cool just a tad I have seen several out during the evening.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #136
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I've been lucky. I've literally killed hundreds of rattlers that I saw first. Been hit by two that saw me first. Both times I knew I was taking a chance walking in knee high brush where I couldn't see the ground. Both times they hit me on the jeans/boot top and didn't get connected up to meat. The second time was a little scary. He didn't rattle but I heard his scales rub together as he struck and felt him hit me hard about 6" above the ankle...I standing broad jumped about eight feet and his fangs were tangled in my jean cuffs...that six foot snake came with me as I jumped. I basically shot him off my leg when I landed. He left a big wet spot of venom on my pants leg.
venom, yeah right..... thats what i woulda said too...
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:43 PM   #137
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venom, yeah right..... thats what i woulda said too...
Haha...exactly what I was thinking!!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #138
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venom, yeah right..... thats what i woulda said too...
its a known fact that venom leaves a brown stain on the seat of the pants...lol
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:35 PM   #139
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We have been getting calls about them in peoples houses.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:38 PM   #140
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Never! Used to play with moccasins when I was a kiddo.. the snakes never got me but my daddy sure did when he found me messing with them!


Now this is what happens to moccasins I come across.

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Old 10-27-2011, 07:07 PM   #141
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Dang Girl. You really are an outdoorswoman!!
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:20 PM   #142
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Never been bit but a water moccasin crawled through my blind while I was napping. Woke up to see his tail go out the blind then I video'd him just outside blind. Shortly thereafter, I switched to the trees :-)
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:17 PM   #143
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:23 PM   #144
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No sir - ain't never been bit and don't intend to get bit either. Wouldn't matter if it was poisonous or not - I'd die of severe diarrhea anyway!

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Old 06-29-2014, 10:59 PM   #145
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:32 AM   #146
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My 6ft Python bit me once. Took my whole pinky, ring finger and middle finger in his mouth. I freaked out when I saw that. LOL
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:14 AM   #147
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One of the barn cats got bit on the head by a copperhead. Pumped it full of Benadryl and poked a hole in it to let it drain. Cat was fine after a couple days.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:30 AM   #148
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I haven't but I think the heart attack i would have would do more damage than the snake bite
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